Star Tribune reporter Oakes remembered on WPR's 'Final Edition'Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Final Edition” guests Friday will remember their colleague and friend Larry Oakes of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, who died Friday in Duluth at age 52.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Final Edition” guests Friday will remember their colleague and friend Larry Oakes of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Oakes died Jan. 4 in Duluth at age 52.
The guests will be Larry Fortner, former Senior Reporter publisher and Duluth News-Tribune & Herald editor, and Duluth News Tribune Managing Editor Georgia Swing, along with Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Mike Simonson.
They’ll talk about issues surrounding the death of Larry Oakes, including reporting on suicide and depression, and about Oakes’ in-depth reporting.
Oakes won several awards for his work, including a National Headliner citation.
The guests will also share stories about him from the DNT and operating the northern bureau of the Star-Tribune in Duluth for 22 years.
“Final Edition” airs Fridays at 5 p.m. on WPR stations KUWS-Superior (91.3 FM) and WUWS-Ashland (90.9 FM).
A memorial service for Oakes will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Harborside Ballroom at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m.